The CLUG project attended the third edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) at the first online edition of the European Space Week
Organised by the European GNSS Agency, the UCP is a one-of-a kind networking opportunity that gives the entire space ecosystem the opportunity to explore new synergies and keep abreast of the latest developments in this fast-paced sector.
First test train started CLUG data collection campaign in November 2020 in Switzerland
Test trains are essential to the success of the CLUG project. They are part of the work package 4, “Testing and Evaluating”, in which raw data is being collected on various trains and then used in offline simulations of the CLUG positioning system concept. The first test train, a Domino regional train from Swiss Federal Railways SBB, has started the data collection campaign in November 2020. This test train contains an updated version of the test installation from Siemens, which has already been used in the STARS project, following the European GNSS Agency (GSA) policy to reuse investments from previous projects. It’s foreseen that also other trains in France and Germany will be used to collect raw data.
The kick-off of stage 4: testing and evaluating
The work package number 4 (WP4) can be seen as the core of the CLUG project and stretches over the entire duration of the project. Its main objectives are to test and evaluate the performance of localisation solutions (consisting of different receivers and sensors combined by different fusion algorithms) using real world data. The results will be evaluated against the actual speed and position of the train. Overall, it will produce the following outputs: